The classic capo, also known as a capo tasto, is a device used for changing the key without changing the tuning. Usually made of metal or plastic. Capos are now a standard tool for guitarists. This is because they allow them to play in difficult keys using basic open chords, which is easier than learning full-scale barre chords. However, there can be confusion when figuring out which fret to place the capo on.
Playing a song in the original key is a great way to get a musician’s attention, especially when you’re playing for someone who is completely new to your music. But even if you know how to play the song, what happens when you want to play it in the original key? You might be able to figure out most of the chord progressions by ear. To make the song easier to play, you can use different phrases for playing the chords.
-Pick up your guitar and sight-read from where ever it is on your music sheet using these alternate chord shapes that we’ve provided below (use these as reference only!). The shapes will show an example note and fret you need in each case but also give ways to ease into them that are nice for beginners starting with just one or two notes without reading any music at all!
-Use our transposed version of the song’s chords listed below! You’ll find each chord shape consecutive across the neck so they’re easy to spot if you’re looking down at your guitar while playing too!! The number after each following shape indicates what fret capo position should be used depending on which key you want to play based on a given capo position (see paragraph.
The chart below is a guide that helps you find the right chord using a capo.
|OPEN CHORD||1st fret||2st fret||3st fret||4st fret||5st fret||6st fret||7st fret||8st fret|